SLYT of Funky Forest
November 3, 2010 4:10 AM   Subscribe

A middle aged man sits on a chair, nervously reveals udder-like things on his chest, and descends his scrotum through a hole in the chair. Then it gets stranger. [SLYT] [IMDB]
posted by mccarty.tim (55 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, obviously NSFW.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:10 AM on November 3, 2010


ummmm. No.
posted by sfts2 at 4:15 AM on November 3, 2010


Does what it says on the tin!
posted by dunkadunc at 4:16 AM on November 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's my guess that Eric Tsang will find a way to incorporate this into his Hong Kong TV game show.
posted by bwg at 4:27 AM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Any chance that NSFW could get put above the fold? I mean, I gathered that it probably would be from the description, but there was the following internal dialogue:

Me: Holy shit that sounds weird. I bet it's NSFW.
Me: On the other hand, MeFites are generally pretty good at saying when something's NSFW.
Me: It contains the word "scrotum". I think we can safely say that this should not be viewed in the vicinity of bosses, colleagues or anyone from HR.
Me: Could be a conceptual piece.
Me: "SCROTUM!"
Me: Fair enough.
posted by djgh at 4:27 AM on November 3, 2010 [16 favorites]


Yeah, if a mod wants to move that NSFW tag, I am 110% for it. I meant to put in a NSFW tag, but I accidentally hit submit too soon.

I have no idea why youtube has this up when they're normally so strict, without so much as a "This is inappropriate" preview screen.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:30 AM on November 3, 2010


@djgh - Be scared. Your inner dialogue sounded exactly like mine. I still haven't clicked it and I'm at home - despite wanting to see if it is in fact a conceptual piece.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:33 AM on November 3, 2010


It's more "WTF, Japan?" I mean that in the nicest way possible towards the Japanese, but that's what this is.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:34 AM on November 3, 2010


Yeah, I can't say that was a conceptual piece. Shock factor and a badminton racket. I can't scrape the images out of my eyes, and I can't still wonder wtf was with the racket.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:36 AM on November 3, 2010


I think it is inappropriate to besmirch this post with a NSFW warning label. Firstly, most people in non-scrota related businesses will know not to click the link.

And secondly, didn't everyone have a rough time in gym class back in high school? It's the human condition.
posted by sebastienbailard at 4:37 AM on November 3, 2010


This YouTube comment said it best:

"My mind just got fucked by a shitstorm of Japanese terror."
posted by magstheaxe at 4:42 AM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


This is just a small bit of the huge amounts of varied weirdness in the film. It's really worth seeing the whole thing, especially the "Guitar Brother" scenes.

Think of the film as a mini-weirdass Japanese film festival, and it makes a whole lot more sense.
posted by chambers at 4:43 AM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I blame Pope Joan.
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:44 AM on November 3, 2010


Here's a Weird Dream Sequence from the film. Slow start, but it just keeps getting stranger every minute.
posted by chambers at 4:49 AM on November 3, 2010


This is from the movie "Funky Forest," which is full of amazing and magical and weird shit.

For example:

Homeroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go for a drink? (No subtitles)
Little Hataru
Youth Classroom

There's plenty more, including my personal favorites, "The Uncomfortable with Women Brothers" (Two Japanese guys and a fat little american kid) that I can't find good clips for on the web, but suffice it to say, this movie is worth checking out. It is about three hours long though, so you have to have patience.
posted by orville sash at 4:50 AM on November 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Thanks, mccarty, didn't know about Funky Forest, and I think it's great!
posted by rmmcclay at 5:12 AM on November 3, 2010


David Cronenberg meets a fistful of Japanese tropes. The weirdest thing in that clip was that young tennis player, both intense and robotic at the same time.
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:15 AM on November 3, 2010


I don't know why this caused me to recall Two Girls One Cup.
posted by kthanksbai at 5:22 AM on November 3, 2010


That scrotum has burnt its grotesque shape onto my retinas. But at least it's not the Human Sexipede.
posted by londonmark at 5:29 AM on November 3, 2010


I love Funky Forest. Watching it in the theater was like going through some kind of three hour group drug test or something. It's more charming than that, despite all the Cronenberg-like shit going on. Guitar Brother and Homeroom are my faves.
posted by SassHat at 5:30 AM on November 3, 2010


Duos habet et bene pendentes.
posted by Phlogiston at 5:38 AM on November 3, 2010


Between this and Katamari Damashi, I really have to get to Japan to check this place out soon.
posted by theredpen at 5:53 AM on November 3, 2010


This is truly awesome. I am so ordering this film on DVD (and hoping that my DVD player is region-free).
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 5:53 AM on November 3, 2010


-Is that normal?
-Don't be rude.

!
Though personally I like a little more dread or euphoria with my craziness.
posted by From Bklyn at 6:07 AM on November 3, 2010


It's more "WTF, Japan?"

Every time I figured that I had a clue what was happening, something would change and I'd be all WTF? again.
posted by Forktine at 6:31 AM on November 3, 2010


My high school was like this, but less Japanese.
posted by fuq at 6:31 AM on November 3, 2010


I thought for sure it'd be directed by Takashi Miike given the lactation content. But noooo, apparently Japan has more than one lactation-obsessed director.
posted by CutaneousRabbit at 6:39 AM on November 3, 2010


"Funky Forest" would appear to involve a definition of the word "funky" I was previously unaware of.
posted by Decani at 7:03 AM on November 3, 2010


I thought for sure it'd be directed by Takashi Miike
So did I. It feels like Visitor Q, without the casual necrophilia.
posted by Room 101 at 7:25 AM on November 3, 2010


Is this anything like the scene in Casino Royale where Bond gets his balls gently bruised by a rope knot?
posted by HumanComplex at 7:56 AM on November 3, 2010


"Is this anything like the scene in Casino Royale ..."

It's exactly like that scene. Shot-for-shot, word-for word.
posted by Xoebe at 8:08 AM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can you really use "descend" as a transitive verb like that?
posted by pts at 8:24 AM on November 3, 2010


The movie works on so many different, wonderful levels. It may be perfect.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:37 AM on November 3, 2010


Just popping in to say Funky Forest is one of my favorite movies of all time. That is all.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 8:41 AM on November 3, 2010


Um.
posted by homunculus at 8:47 AM on November 3, 2010


Oh, poor Yamada :(.
This is really and truly amazing! Damn it, it's not available on Netflix yet! Must have more!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:51 AM on November 3, 2010


No worries about region-free, VIZ put out a nice 2-disc set for the US market and it's available at the usual places

This movie is a favorite of mine. The part with the school girl and the meat boombox and the guy in the furry suit is one of my favorite segments of a movie or tv show or anything else ever ever ever.
posted by jtron at 9:05 AM on November 3, 2010


Me: On the other hand, MeFites are generally pretty good at saying when something's NSFW.

Do not read the site with this expectation. Besides, in the end you followed your instinct and won -- I don't really see how that warrants a change.
posted by hermitosis at 9:18 AM on November 3, 2010


Can you really use "descend" as a transitive verb like that?
I clicked the link to find out and would say that yes, as it happens, you can.
posted by From Bklyn at 9:23 AM on November 3, 2010


I see a rich vein of looping GIFs here.
posted by chairface at 9:41 AM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I bailed soon after the H.R. Giger scrotum appeared, disappeared, and re-appeared. Please tell me it didn't start rampaging and eating people later on in the clip.
posted by maudlin at 9:51 AM on November 3, 2010


That Matthew Barney interational film fund is doing the Lord's work, lemme tell you.
posted by nanojath at 9:55 AM on November 3, 2010


(interational? hmmm)
posted by nanojath at 9:55 AM on November 3, 2010


I have no idea why youtube has this up when they're normally so strict, without so much as a "This is inappropriate" preview screen.

It is up to the community to identify and flag YouTube videos as inappropriate; presumably this hasn't happened yet on this video because early viewers are still rinsing their eyes with bleach.
posted by davejay at 10:23 AM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I kept having the strange feeling I'd seen this before, then remembered it's on Volume 3 of McSweeney's Wholphin DVDs. The Wholphin site has some more good videos to watch, not all as bat-shit insane as this one.
posted by meandthebean at 10:34 AM on November 3, 2010


I assumed this was Matthew Barney's latest.
posted by werkzeuger at 11:11 AM on November 3, 2010


W
T
F
?
posted by clvrmnky at 11:16 AM on November 3, 2010


the fuck was that
posted by Cpt. The Mango at 2:35 PM on November 3, 2010


Wow, by the time the movie was over I had forgotten all about the guy's balls.
posted by layceepee at 3:08 PM on November 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Erm. Movie night, anyone?
posted by soft and hardcore taters at 4:00 PM on November 3, 2010


OMG, thank you. For a long time now I have been seeing a gif of the bloodsucker being milked pop up in random spots on the internet and it has been driving me nuts wondering where the hell it is from. I mean how do you google something like that?
posted by LeeJay at 4:17 PM on November 3, 2010


I can honestly say that absolutely nothing about that description made me curious to click on the link, whatsoever.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:21 PM on November 3, 2010


Agreed. Those words put together in that order was just the same as saying "not safe for chemoboy."
posted by chemoboy at 4:53 PM on November 3, 2010


What? Yamada? His name is Yamada? Wow, I totally did not see that coming.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 10:16 PM on November 3, 2010


This is so awesome.
posted by hot soup girl at 7:17 AM on November 6, 2010


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